Simpson-Miller Defends her Value to PNP

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PNP President Portia Simpson Miller is vowing not to comment on calls from within the PNP for her and members of the party’s officer corps to tender their resignations at the next meeting of the party’s powerful National Executive Council, NEC.

Former House Speaker Michael Peart has said the party’s officer corps must offer their resignations.

Central Kingston MP Ronald Thwaites has also made a similar recommendation.

There has also been talk among some prominent members of the PNP that Simpson Miller and senior members of the party secretariat must not be allowed to continue in their jobs.

Addressing the media outside Gordon House today, the Opposition Leader and PNP President said she would not comment on calls for her to step aside.

The PNP leader says she knows her value to the PNP.

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Mrs. Simpson Miller says she’s over the disappointment of the election defeat.

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Earlier some comrades expressed anger at the PNP election defeat and cursed some JLP MPs as they made their way into Gordon House.

They paused to celebrate Mrs. Simpson Miller’s arrival.

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Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.